(Closed) How…do you know?

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Did know a proposal was coming?
    Yes, I will explain below. : (11 votes)
    27 %
    No! But I thought it was coming 85,000 times! : (3 votes)
    7 %
    I had noooo clue and was totally surprised : (12 votes)
    29 %
    Yes, but only because I was involved in the ring choice. : (15 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 3
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Sorry, Fiance told me the morning that he was going to propose. I’m not big on surprises, and neither is he :).

    I wouldn’t keep cancelling plans, though, or else he won’t be able to propose! Just keep a calm center and try not to build yourself up too much for a specific day. At least you know it’s going to happen within a time frame. Try to hold onto that knowledge and hopefully staying calm will be easier.

    Post # 4
    500 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I check the mail every day, and I noticed one of those bill type letters from Jared’s.  I knew we didn’t have a Jared’s card, so I figured he must be getting ready!  I actually hate that I checked the mail that day.  I WAS however surprised when it happened – even though I knew it was coming, I didn’t know when it would. 

    Post # 5
    583 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Found the ring 3 months earlier. 

    He asked me out very formally for the night he finally did ask. 

    Post # 6
    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I knew it was coming based on a few things. First off, we were very open about the whole thing. I had given input into the ring selection and knew he was in the process of buying a ring.  Secondly, he was at the end of this time table. He spoke with my parents at the end of May and originally said he was going to ask by the end of September. In September he asked for another month, so… yeah. He didn’t ask till 3 weeks into October. And lastly, I was surprised on the day off, because he had taken off from work. But as soon as he came back and said get ready we’re going out, I knew it was the day! 

    Post # 7
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We picked the ring out together, but he held onto it for 6 months. ๐Ÿ™‚

    BUT, he told me 2 months into those 6 that he “had figured out the perfect way to propose.” And I said “okay will it be in the next 6 months?” And he said yep, I can tell you it will be before our next anniversary. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I waited 4 more months and ta-da! It was lovely. I was surprised at how sweet the moment was and how much thought he had put into it, and it helped me to know a sort of timeline so I didn’t get all panicky and waiting-crazed. I would stop cancelling plans and let it run its course. You have an idea (timeframe) and there’s no reason to ruin all the holidays in between. :/

    Post # 8
    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I know a proposal is coming, but I have no idea when or how!

    Post # 9
    442 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015


    I always knew he was going to propose, question was when? I never knew he had the ring, he still won’t tell me how long he had the ring before he proposed. How he proposed was a complete surprise and so thoughtful.

    Don’t worry about being available. When the proposal comes your attendance will be mandatory and your SO will make sure you are there. I honestly never thought about how the proposal would happen, so I have no advice for how to stop thinking about it. But if a proposal is ALL you can think about try to stay busy.

    Post # 10
    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We had discussed marriage and being serious before so I knew it was coming.

    Then he said he was going to take me to Disneyland for Christmas, and I was like “ding!”. Though he said after that he didn’t think about proposing at Disneyland until after we planned on going. Silly boys. Then on the Disneyland day he was dressed way nicer than he normally would for a day walking around in the sun and then he spent like 15 minutes in the bathroom before, lol! Said he was getting the ring unhooked from where he’d kept it since the box was too big to carry.

    All in all I had about 100 hints so if I’d been surprised he would have good reason to question my sanity. I was completely surprised by the engagement party he sprung on me right after we left the park! I looked horrible after sweating and getting wet in Disneyland all day but it was a super fun party and nice to not have to figure out how to tell all of my family.

    Post # 11
    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My Darling Husband bought the ring hours before he proposed.  only kept in his pocket for an afternoon.  we hadn’t discussed it at all, made no plans, haden’t reviewed any rings, choices, budgets, timelines etc.  Nothing!  He just wanted to ask me, bought a ring, and did it.

    Post # 13
    3314 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I knew that my hubby and I would be getting married, but I was completely surprised when he popped the question!  I had thought it was going to take him much longer to be ready to ask me then it actually took.  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 14
    226 posts
    Helper bee

    I showed SO the rings that I like and he secretly bought one of them. I stumbled across it right after he bought it, but that was about 1 month ago (maybe more?). He told me it would happen by the 1st of March so I know it comng sometime soonish but no idea how ๐Ÿ™‚

    Very exciting!

    Post # 15
    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I knew he had the ring, but I had no clue the day. I had no clue until he got down on one knee. Seriously. He wasn’t acting strange. I didn’t even go out that night thinking it would happen. I was in my Pen’s jersey and a pair of jeans with no makeup and my hair under a hat! If I knew, I would have been picture ready. lol
    I did send him a wish list of what I wanted, but after that I had no clue.

    People say you can’t be surprised if you know about the ring. I call BS because I was shocked. I cried harder than I ever have in my life. I screamed. I jumped into his arms. I cried some more. I just couldn’t believe it was happening.

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